Tag: chinatown

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite Asian Soups (Non-Ramen) in the East Bay

| December 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Everyone is talking about ramen, and there’s a ramen shop in almost every East Bay neighborhood. But what about all the other delicious Asian soups out there with the same soul-warming potential? Here are ten soups (at eight venues) you might not have thought of.

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5 Bites: Un-pho-gettable Vietnamese Food in Oakland

5 Bites: Un-pho-gettable Vietnamese Food in Oakland

| July 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Craving tasty Southeast Asian fare? Check out these five Vietnamese restaurants in Oakland.

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5 Bites: Chow Down in Oakland’s Chinatown

5 Bites: Chow Down in Oakland’s Chinatown

| July 18, 2013 | 10 Comments

Overwhelmed by the offerings in Oakland’s Chinatown? Check out these five local favorites.

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Buy a Live Fish in Oakland Chinatown for a Traditional Chinese New Year’s Feast

Buy a Live Fish in Oakland Chinatown for a Traditional Chinese New Year’s Feast

| February 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Lisa Li shows us where to buy live fish in Oakland’s Chinatown to prepare a traditional Chinese New Year feast.

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Sizzling Wok and Lucky Foods Welcome the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Sizzling Wok and Lucky Foods Welcome the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

| January 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

At an event to mark The Year of the Dragon, Grace Young, prize winning cookbook author and wok missionary, explains why 2000 years of cooking in a real wok is the soul of Chinese cuisine.

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Trekking for Taro in the East Bay

Trekking for Taro in the East Bay

| October 24, 2011 | 5 Comments

Taro-obsessed writer goes on hunt for East Bay ethnic restaurants that cook up this tropical plant in various incarnations and details her Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Hawaiian discoveries.

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Dinfast at Yuet Lee

Dinfast at Yuet Lee

| July 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

As a general rule, I prefer going in when most people are going out, and for that, there’s no place like Chinatown after 9 p.m. I’ll never head across town for a burrito, even if it’s amazing, because I live in the Mission, but I will take two forms of public transportation in order to drink a Budweiser — the most ubiquitous of mediocre bar beers — in the right place. That place’s proximity to salt-and-pepper squid ensures subsequent visits will end the same way — with too many drinks and a few plates at 3 a.m.

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Events: Commonwealth Club – How We Eat

Events: Commonwealth Club – How We Eat

| July 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

I can’t recall a month with more spectacular culinary programs and special events than this August. In fact, for the entire month of August the Commonwealth Club is hosting their Bay Gourmet series called “How We Eat” with what must be a record-breaking 31 events! The events actually begin tomorrow, the last day of July. It includes dinners, demonstrations, panel discussions, authors, chefs, nutritionists and more.

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